The Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k - The Rye Ancient Trails 30k

After another successful year in 2019 when over 400 runners completed this multi-terrain race through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex, the race returns again in 2020. Starting and finishing in the medieval town of Rye, this challenging circular route winds its way through ancient woodland and farmland on trails, footpaths and quiet country lanes, linking the Norman churches of Rye, Iden, Beckley, Northiam and Peasmarsh - a true steeplechase! The undulating multi-terrain route includes 1,500ft of climb, with numerous gates and stiles to be negotiated, but the stunning scenery will keep you going to the finish. Not up for the full 30K? There is a 15K option on the same route, turning at Peasmarsh. The Rye Ancient Trails 15k/30K is organised jointly by Nice Work and Rye Runners, raising money for the Oliver Curd Trust. The race will be looking to attract runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to running. Prizes/trophies are available for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female; 1st in age categories from Vet 1 to Vet 8; 1st Male & Female affiliated team (3 to count). Medals will be on offer for all finishers. For more information on the event please visit the Rye Ancient Trails website. For more information on the Rye Runners, please visit their website.


  • Course address Rye Sports Centre
    The Grove
    East Susex
    TN31 7ND
  • Venue facilities: Toilets Parking Baggage Refreshments


  • Race Title: The Rye Ancient Trails 30k
  • Race Date:
  • Licence Status: Provisional Licence
  • Distance: 30 km
  • Limit:500
  • No of Entrants Previously:300
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Profile: Undulating
  • Water stations:Yes
  • Awards/mementos: Yes
  • Distance markers: km
  • Course Address: Rye Sports Centre
    The Grove
    East Susex
    TN31 7ND

Entry Fees

  • Adult Affiliated £26.00
  • Adult Unaffiliated £28.00
  • Adult On Day Affiliated £30.00
  • Adult On Day Unaffiliated £30.00

Online Entry

  • Race: The Rye Ancient Trails 30k
  • Entries Closed: 11/09/2021
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Affiliated Runner Fee: £26.00
  • Un-affiliated Runner Fee: £28.00